Each year, about 65,000 Australians make a suicide attempt, and approximately 3,000 die by suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age, with young people more likely to take their own life than die in motor vehicle accidents. Most people that die by suicide are aged over 35.
The impact of a suicide death has a profound effect on family and friends as well as the broader community.
The locations of the trial sites were announced as part of the release of the suicide prevention framework, with a commitment to begin operation during 2016/17. The Gippsland trial site funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is Latrobe Valley.
The Department of Health and Human Services have partnered with Gippsland PHN to deliver the trials. Gippsland PHN has contributed additional federal resources to expand the reach of the program. This contribution has funded an additional trial site for the Bass Coast local Government Area.
The Place Based Suicide Prevention (PBSP) trials project use a systems approach that works across the whole of community. This approach aims to reduce suicide deaths and suicide attempts by implementing community led, evidence-based interventions based on the Black Dog Institutes Lifespan Integrated Suicide Prevention model.
Flyer: PBSPT Bass Coast and Latrobe Valley 2019-2020.
Create a Suicide Prevention Action Plan with your own key activities by downloading the editable Community Action Plan Template, to be used with the Community Suicide Prevention Action Planning Resource.
For support, guidance or review of your suicide prevention plan contact Helen – Project Coordinator Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Reform firstname.lastname@example.org